He was the Baby Beard then. Who would have guessed what was to transpire in the nine years to come? All-Star Games. An MVP. Forty and 50-point games on a regular basis. And maybe, a threat to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Western Conference.
Now, the best James Harden rookie card ever to hit the open market has revealed itself.
Southern California-based David’s Sports Cards has acquired the 2009-10 Panini National Treasures Platinum Patch autographed Harden rookie card—numbered 1 of 5—and listed it on eBay. Graded PSA 10, the price is $95,000 or best offer and they tell us some strong offers have already been submitted.
2009-10 National Treasures was, as usual, a late-season product and the back includes a mention of a Harden performance during late November that year. The front includes a Prime patch with a swatch that includes one of the “o’s” in “Oklahoma” from the front of a jersey.
Only one of the other four has ever been sold publicly, a BGS 9 (#5 of 5) that went for $17,000 in April.
This season, Harden joined Michael Jordan in 1989-90 as the only NBA players to accumulate 2,700 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds in one season. Harden and Jordan are also the only two to average at least 30 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in a season.